Date of Award


Document Type

Education 590 Project

Degree Name

Master of Education



First Advisor

Tyler, Jo

Major or Concentration



Research has shown that students with autism benefit from sensory diet exercises to provide sensory integration and help them regulate their bodies to cope in the classroom environment. Unfortunately, public schools in Virginia do not have enough trained professionals to provide a sensory diet regimen for the growing population of students with autism. The objective of the proposed research is to examine the effects of sensory diet exercises on the classroom behavior of a student with autism. A single-subject study will be conducted incorporating analysis of observation data and a teacher research log. This research will provide teachers information about the effect of sensory diet exercises used in teaching students with autism.

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